CT Residents and the Arts, Culture, and Humanities—Broader Population Survey Findings

  • Thursday, March 23, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom

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CT Residents and the Arts, Culture, and Humanities—Broader Population Survey Findings


In Spring 2022, Wilkening Consulting, CT Humanities, and the CT Office of the Arts surveyed more than 1,000 Connecticut adult residents that generally represent the population by educational attainment and age, race, and ethnicity. The survey was designed to help us learn more about who in Connecticut engages with the arts, culture, and humanities, what motivates them to do so, and the perceived impact and value Connecticut residents place on the arts, culture, and humanities in our state.

Join Susie Wilkening from Wilkening Consulting and Scott Wands from CT Humanities to see what the survey revealed and how cultural organizations can use the findings to make decisions about how best to engage with CT residents, inform funding scenarios, and in advocacy efforts, to strengthen the sector.

  Susie Wilkening
  Principal, Wilkening Consulting

Susie Wilkening is the principal of Wilkening Consulting, a museum audience research firm based in Seattle, WA. She is working closely with Connecticut Humanities to gather data on the cultural sector in Connecticut, and was the analytical might behind the 2022 Nonprofit Connecticut Cultural Census. Wilkening Consulting also partners with the American Alliance of Museums to field the Annual Survey of Museum-Goers, is currently working on a census of academic museums and galleries, and fields comprehensive research for individual museums. She is the author of Audiences and Inclusion: A Primer for Cultivating More Inclusive Attitudes Among the Public. You can find much of her research at wilkeningconsulting.com/data-stories.html.

  Scott Wands
  Deputy Director, Grants & Programs
  Connecticut Humanities

Connecticut League of History Organizations
Central Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of History
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New Britain, CT 06050
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